Whip up this frosty whole foods nice cream recipe in no time. Spiked with a bit of chocolate, creamy Strawberry Nice Cream with Chocolate Chips is a delicious and easy no churn, homemade way to stay on track, just like my Mexican Chocolate Nice Cream. This recipe is vegan and gluten free.
All the Good Things Strawberry Nice Cream!
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We can indulge in the frozen stuff without added sugar, eggs and cream. It’s super easy to make too, with only a short time in the freezer and a few ingredients.
What is Nice Cream?
Nice cream is a creamy, dreamy whole foods banana based frozen treat. It’s made of frozen bananas as a base and any other frozen fruit you’d like to add. For this Strawberry Nice Cream Recipe, I’ve included a bit of chocolate which when drizzled in with the food processor running, creates little flex of chocolate chips! YUM! To make it extra creamy I add a bit of coconut cream to the mix.
Naturally Sweetened Strawberry Nicecream
When I’ve had too much ice cream, like in this Strawberry Banana Milkshake, and just want more, Strawberry Chocolate Chip Nice Cream (or nicecream?) is what I turn to for a treat that I can feel good about. There’s no added sugar per se‘. Just a little bit in the dark chocolate drizzle. This nice cream recipe came out of my craving for something sweet, while on a cleanse. (okay – I cheated on the chocolate… and maple.. and… and…!!).
A healthy nice cream recipe that quells the sweet tooth. It’s simple enough to make too in the food processor or blender with only a few ingredients.
Quick Guide: How to Make Strawberry Banana Nice Cream
All you need is a few bananas, fruit, a fat like coconut cream or nut butter, a bit of vanilla, a pinch of salt and a food processor! There are other delicious add ins like chocolate and spices too! It’s that simple. In summary, here’s how to make it (see recipe card for details):
- First, freeze the bananas and strawberries for at least an hour before processing.
- Second, process the ingredients in the food processor for about 3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the work bowl 2-3 times.
- Last, the Nice Cream is ready! Scoop into bowls or onto ice cream cones. Drizzle with more chocolate!
Enjoy nice cream soft serve style straight from the bowl (my favorite) or give it an hour or two in the freezer so that it sets up just a bit.
A Few Strawberry Nice Cream Recipe Tips
- I’ve included a single and double batch for Strawberry Chocolate Chip Nice Cream in the recipe below. For a double batch, you’ll need at least a 10-12 cup food processor.
- The technical/proper word for those flecks of chocolate in this recipe is stracciatella. Chocolate chips is easier to say and spell, so I went with it.
- Plan ahead! The bananas and strawberries need to be frozen at least 1 hour in advance.
- Vegan and Dairy Free! Look for vegan and gluten free chocolate if needed.
- Strawberry Nice Cream tastes best when enjoyed shortly after making it. The texture is smooth and creamy and the consistency is fluffy. I find freezing it for more than a few hours changes its character. If you do freeze it for a longer period of time, be sure to pull it out of the freezer and rest it on the counter for 20 minutes or so just to soften it a bit.
More Egg and Dairy Free Ice (and Nice) Cream Recipes to Love!
- Dark Chocolate Cocoa Nib Ice Cream
- Bourbon Soaked Cherry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Bourbon Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- Mexican Chocolate Almond Nice Cream Bowls
Strawberry Nice Cream with Chocolate Chips Recipe
For Two Servings:
- 2 C (207g) Frozen Bananas chopped into small chunks, about 2 bananas
- 3/4 C (95g) Frozen Strawberries stems removed, cut in half
- 2 Tbs Full Fat Coconut Milk Cream from a can, refrigerated, cream scooped out
- 1/8 tsp Fine Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tbs (25g) Dark Chocolate chopped, then melted
For Four Servings:
- 4 C (415g) Frozen Bananas chopped into small chunks, about 4 bananas
- 1 1/2 C (190g) Frozen Strawberries stems removed, cut in half
- 4 Tbs Full Fat Coconut Milk Cream from a can, refrigerated, cream scooped out
- 1/4 tsp Fine Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 C (50g) Dark Chocolate chopped, then melted
- Place a loaf pan or other small pan (at least 6 cup) in the freezer while freezing the bananas and strawberries. The nice cream will be stored in this container after processing.
- In the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the S blade, add the bananas, strawberries, coconut cream, salt, and extract. Process for about three minutes until fluffy and creamy, scraping down the bowl two to three times or as needed during processing. Once processed, slowly drizzle in the melted chocolate while pulsing the food processor. This results in the tasty and texture rich chocolate flecks in the nice cream.
- Spoon the nice cream into the chilled loaf pan and enjoy right away or freeze for a few hours to set for a firmer nice cream. For longer storage, place a piece of parchment paper directly on top of the nice cream and/or lid the container it's stored in.
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate. If this information is important to you, please have it verified independently.
*Many thanks to EdwardAndSons for sending me these fabulous gluten free sugar cones and to Theo Chocolate for their fair trade, organic and gluten free (!!) chocolate used in this recipe! I’m a big fan of both companies!
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